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Sensors to prevent pain for amputees 
  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT 
    Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.


Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes' 
  Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:04:46 GMT 
    UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.


Bale winner sees Real lift Copa del Rey 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:51:30 GMT 
    Gareth Bale scores a brilliant late goal as Real Madrid defeat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final in Valencia.


Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:10:37 GMT 
    Somali children living in the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland.


VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:29:35 GMT 
    The mayor of the abandoned hamlet of A Barca in north-west Spain is offering to give it away for free to someone who will develop the area and provide employment.


Remittance fees 'hurt Africans' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:02:01 GMT 
    Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.


India to vote on biggest polling day 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:03:23 GMT 
    Indians are due to begin voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.


Head of oldest African park shot 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:39:39 GMT 
    The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.


Venezuela rejects protest amnesty 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:17:59 GMT 
    The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.


Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:11:21 GMT 
    A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators has been postponed in the wake of a killing of an Israeli in the West Bank.


Bloomberg in $50m push for gun laws 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:39:26 GMT 
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $50m (£30m) election year push for stricter gun laws across the US.


Wage rises catch up with inflation 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:35:12 GMT 
    After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.


Two killed in M26 five-vehicle crash 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:35:04 GMT 
    Two people die in a five-vehicle crash which closed the M26 in both directions.


Blakelock family 'must feel angry' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:37 GMT 
    Nicholas Jacobs, the man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock in 1985, says he would feel "angry and disappointed" if he was a member of the police officer's family.


Virgin apologises for email glitch 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:11:12 GMT 
    Virgin Media apologises after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.
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